Opinion

Lords of the files – Cover Story News

Aiming to inject vigour and vitality into the Leviathan that is India’s 164-year-old bureaucracy, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government decided in June 2018 to open the highest echelons of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), with […]

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A Poverty Of Rights

Now that the euphoria over the Supreme Court’s landmark Section 377 verdict is fading, we can ask whether such pronouncements are anything more than ineffectual dictums on paper—just like the many rights enshrined in the […]

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The travails of same-sex love

Striking down the 158-year-old law, Justice R.F. Nariman quoted from a poem by Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas, Oscar Wilde’s lover. From Two Loves, he picked the last line: “I am the love that dare not […]

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Sharper Than Naked Injustice

Journalists small and mighty suffered the Emergency defiantly, then resisted and defeated plans to muzzle the press. We look towards their example in gathering dusk. Source link

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TV Viewers Need To Evolve

Satellite television was barely a year or so old when Antakshari broke into the scene. Since then, Indian TV has witnessed many changes. Frankly, I do not watch movies and television or, for that matter, […]

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Show me the black money

It was the evening of November 8, 2016. Sudden news of a televised address by Prime Minister Narendra Modi threw the nation into intense speculation. A few minutes into his speech, Modi announced his government’s […]

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The unifier – Cover Story News

Atal Bihari Vajpayee lacked neither will nor conviction. He believed that the permanent confrontation with Pakistan had to end and that we needed to move forward in Kashmir. As far back as March 1995, he […]

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The comrade – Cover Story News

Those who were present at, or witnessed on their TV screens, the funeral of Atal Bihari Vajpayee on August 17 would not have failed to notice one thing. Among all the political leaders sitting mournfully […]

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3 strands of ancestry – Cover Story News

Just nine years ago, a paper in the journal Nature, ‘Reconstructing Indian Population History’, revolutionised the genetic understanding of the origins of the peoples of India. Examining patterns across the whole genome, the authors argued […]

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The hawk – Cover Story News

The Prime Minister’s Office in the extreme corner of Delhi’s South Block is among the most spartan in the country. Apart from a large desk, two nondescript sofa sets crowd the extremes of the room. […]